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Friends of Hartlebury Common
 Welcome to the website of Hartlebury Common Local Group
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Hartlebury Common is situated on the edge of Stourport on Severn and is owned and managed by Worcestershire County Council. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is one of the few remaining examples of lowland heath in the county. There are many rare plants and animals found on this threatened habitat.
 
The aim of this website is to provide information about Hartlebury Common Local Group and to help all visitors better understand the common and its wide variety of flora and fauna, and therefore enjoy their visits even more.
 
If you would like more information about Hartlebury Common (eg location, car parking, walks etc) go to Worcestershire County Council's website by clicking here

News - Next meeting - Monday 3rd April

 

Mark Lawley will speak on "Forgotten Nature, Forgotten Naturalists of the Marches" at 20:00 at Stourport Sports Club, (DY13 8BQ, opposite Stourport High School in Kingsway), cost 3-00.  Please come and support his talk and have a look at the book on sale at Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway (DY13 8BQ - opposite Stourport High School) at 8pm, cost 3.  Everyone is most welcome.  Please phone Dr Joy M Rooney on 01299 877275 for further information.

The next work parties will be on: 

Sunday 2nd April

Thursday 13th April

Saturday 22nd April

Thursday 27th April

Sunday 7th May

Thursday 11th May

Saturday 20th May

Thursday 25th May

Sunday 4th June

Thursday 8th June

Saturday 17th June

Thursday 22nd June

See work parties page for details. Click here

 

 

 

 

For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here or phone Dr Joy Rooney on 01299 877275.

News - Hartlebury Common Facebook Page 

We now have a public Facebook Group that in future will be available to all members and suporters to tell us what they have seen on the Common, hopefully with photos and videos.  To access the group just go to Facebook (you don't have to have a facebook account) and search for Hartlebury Common Local Group.  

News

Upcoming Workparties

On Sunday 2nd April, Mel Mallen will lead the conservation work party on Hartlebury Common meet at 09:30 am at Wilden Top car park to continue removing scrub and small trees from the heather scrapes; hot drinks will be provided and there's an extra biscuit for anyone who can locate a missing bowsaw! 

On Thursday 13th April, Saturday 22nd April (NOTE NOT 15th) and Thursday 27th April, David Shepherd, Ranger of Hartlebury Common, will lead conservation work parties, meet at Lower Poolands car park at 09:30 am to continue hedge laying - a really good fun task and how lovely it does look so far, however it is a long hedge and consequently is taking ages to complete; hot drinks will be provided.